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    Alex Eala, Argentinian partner march into Orange Bowl quarterfinals

    Dec 10, 2021
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    PHOTO: Mike Eala

    THE JOURNEY continues for the Filipina ace.

    Alex Eala, 16, and Argentina's Solana Sierra, 17, toppled Russian Mirra Andreeva and American Katja Wiersholm, 6-3, 6-2, in the second round of the Girls’ 18-Under Doubles at the 2021 Orange Bowl Tennis Championships on Friday morning, Philippine time, at Plantation, Florida.

    The third-seeded pair will now move to the quarterfinals of the tournament, and will next face the unseeded pair of Switzerland's Chelsea Fontenel and USA’s Qavia Lopez.

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